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Appendix 1: Early Translations of the Scriptures

Appendix 1: EARLY TRANSLATIONS OF THE SCRIPTURES.

  1. The Septuagint (LXX) translation of the Old Testament into Greek. Begun about 250 B.C.
  2. Translations of portions of the Old Testament into Greek by Aquila and Theodotian, 2nd century A.D.
  3. The Targums, free translations of the Old Testament into the popular language, the Aramaic, 2nd century A.D.
  4. The Old Latin Bible, Old and New Testaments (2nd century A.D.) out of which came the Vulgate of Jerome, the text used in the Roman Catholic Church.
  5. An Ancient Syriac Version, 2nd century.
  6. Two Egyptian Versions in different dialects, 3rd century.
  7. Peshito-Syriac, 4th century.
  8. Gothic Version, 4th century.
  9. Ethiopic Version, 4th century.
  10. Armenian Version, 5th century.